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Advertise with MYC!

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  • 1/16/2018 10:30:00 AM

Are you looking for a new advertising opportunity?  Then advertise with MYC!  We are currently taking ads for the 2018 annual program and for this often visited website.  Check out the ad form:

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Happy Holidays from Pat

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  • 12/18/2017 3:41:00 PM

Happy Holidays from The Hughes family to each of you!  I am sure I am not the only one that is having a hard time believing how fast 2017 has raced by.  It seems like yesterday that summer was beginning and we were preparing for the A Scow Nationals at MYC.  Now, the ice has settled in and we are anxiously awaiting an all clear signal to get out our ice boats and fly around the lake on blades.

I wanted to send a note to share with each of you some of the exciting things that the board is working on for 2018 and beyond.  We continue to push ahead with new initiatives that will result in a better experience for our current and prospective members of the club.  We have such great assets at MYC and continuing to improve them will certainly benefit everyone.

New Board Members

We have four new members on the MYC Board of Directors.  Jean Olson, Pat Barrett, Tom Nicol and Kelly Brackin joined the BOD in September.  Each of them brings tremendous value to our group.  I thank them for agreeing to join the board!  Each new member will be very helpful as we continue to raise the bar in the area of member experience.

X Boat Class Booming

In 2015 MYC had no X Boats registered for MYC racing.  I will go out on a limb and predict 15 for next summer.  Yeah baby! Class leadership is the secret sauce and the X group is rocking it!  Contact Tim Regan to get your kids in the game!  Tim Regan can be reached at 612-850-9300.

PS  The X Inland will be at MYC in 2019!

Big Inland Update

Regatta Chair Kelly Brackin has been hard at work planning the big inland for next summer(aug12-19).  She has done a tremendous job working with the ILYA to set the foundation that will support an awesome event.  There will be tons of volunteer opportunities so watch for more communication from Kelly on how to pitch in to make this the best inland ever!

New “Executive Director” Role

The board has decided to make a significant adjustment to way the club is run day to day. We will shift from an organization driven by our volunteer Board of Directors to an organization run by an Executive Director and guided by our volunteer Board of Directors.  This move will allow MYC to function cohesively between commodores and ensure a stronger future for the club. The Board of Directors has teamed up with Cincinnatus, an executive recruiting firm, to perform a professional, broad reaching search for candidates to fill this new role. Please follow the below link to view this new job description and pass it along to anyone you know that might be interested.

MYC Positions Profile.pdf

Contact Brad Ballinger at Cincinnatus with questions, interest or to apply:

Sailing School Partnership

Our partnership with LMSS is on great footing.  They had another fantastic year and next year looks even better.  Watch for the X-boat fleet to be ripping around as part of LMSS next summer.  We are so lucky to have such a strong leadership group at that organization!

In closing, the BOD will spend time over the winter working class leadership, our infrastructure and long-term strategic planning.  We are very focused on membership growth for both sailors and non-sailors.  We know that if we can get families out to LHI for a social event we can interest them in trying the greatest sport around!

Thanks for your continued support and Happy Holidays!

Pat Hughes, MYC Commodore

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Highlights from the Banquet

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  • 10/2/2017 9:48:00 AM

Thank you to everyone that came out to help celebrate 2017!   It was a fabulous and festive night.
Many special awards were given out Saturday night. Please congratulate the amazing team of David and Carol Gross on winning the Lifetime Achievement trophy; The ever hard worker Sarah Jewett on earning the Carol Gross Trophy; Scott Smith received the Commodore's Right Hand for all of his efforts on the extended pontoon service; Skip Jewett on receiving the Commodore's Left Hand for all of his invaluable help; Jason Ostbye, a truly dedicated volunteer and co-chair of Bug Island, on getting the David Cochran Trophy; Danielle Lindeman on winning the John W Hunt Trophy for chairing a truly successful A National regatta; Katie Hanley on being our top youth sailor and receiving the Mike Plant Memorial; and Chrisy Hughes on earning the Robinson Trophy for all of her energy spent promoting youth sailing and getting the youth onto adult boats.  Congratulations on their well-deserved accomplishments!

A great big thank you to Terry Jewett for being a wonderful Commodore for the last two years!  Terry was MYC’s second female commodore.  She was incredibly hard working and always willing to help.

Congratulations to Pat Hughes, our new MYC Commodore!

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Ekholm named Academic All American

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  • 8/22/2017 12:52:00 PM

A huge congratulations to MYC's very own Anders Ekholm on being named an Academic All American!  The ICSA recognizes collegiate sailors who have achieved excellence in national and inter-conference competition as well as excelling at the highest academic level for the 2016-17 academic year.  The criteria for the honorees are that he or she must be a Junior or Senior, have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale, and be a starter or key reserve in at least seven university sponsored regattas.  Way to go, Anders!

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Park Avenue Road Work

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  • 6/28/2017 2:41:00 PM

The City of Deephaven will be doing mill and overlay work on Park Avenue.  The work is scheduled to begin sometime after July 4th and will take about three weeks.  For the most part, the road will remain open.  The Park Avenue parking lot, down near the MYC dock, will remain open as they are not going to be redoing the lot at this time.  However, there will not be any off street parking along Park Avenue during this project; instead you can park in designated areas along Azure Avenue or Lake Street. You might want to plan a little extra time when heading out to race.

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USODA Team Trials 2017

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  • 5/31/2017 9:34:00 AM

USODA Team Trials 2017
Brant Beach Yacht Club, Long Beach Island, New Jersey.
By Jacob Zils

Windy, Cold, Challenging and Fun are the four best words to describe this USODA Team Trials! My name is Jacob Zils and I was recently at the 2017 Team Trials. This regatta was a four day event but for me lasted nine days. I arrived, with my mom, late on Friday night in New Jersey. My team and I, practiced on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Our team took a lay day on Wednesday to clean our boats.

When the first day of the regatta came around on Thursday, May 11, I was super excited for my first Team Trials and didn’t have any high hopes placing wise. At the end of the day I finished in 85th out of 223! The 2nd day I dropped down a bit to 98th and by the day 4, Sunday, I finished 100th exactly. We are still hoping and waiting to see if I get invited to an international team, as there is one team left to seed and only a few people in line ahead of me. I had so much fun at this regatta and can't wait for my next team trials.  I enjoyed representing MYC at this event and am glad my fellow MYC Opti sailor, Jack Schuster was there as well. See you on Lake Minnetonka soon!


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New Off Hours Pontoon Service!

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  • 4/25/2017 11:32:00 AM

MYC members and their guests can enjoy Light House Island or Bug Island any weekday evening, and all day until sunset on weekends!  This year, MYC members can enjoy the beautiful MYC facilities even when they are not sailing! There will be pontoon service between Park Ave, Carson’s Bay, Light House Island, and Bug Island, running Monday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 30 minutes after sunset, and all day on weekends from morning racing to 30 minutes after sunset. The service will start Memorial Day and end on Labor Day. All other shuttle services will continue to run as in the past.

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RC Staff Wanted

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  • 3/27/2017 1:21:00 PM

The Minnetonka Yacht Club is looking for help in running sailing races this summer. If you already have sailing or boating experience, that's awesome, but we can use your help even if your experience is zero! Training is a big part of the program. We are offering part-time paid positions all summer. The club runs weekday races on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, with staff needed typically between about 4:30pm and 8:30pm. On weekends, we run races on Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:30pm, and morning races on Sundays from 8:30am to 12:30pm. The season runs from mid-May till mid-September, but even if you are just hoping for a fun summer job, and even if you only have a day or two available each week, we still can use your help! Likewise... if you are flexible, we may be able to schedule you as many as 4 or 5 days a week.  Please contact Minnetonka Yacht Club Race Manager Blake Middleton at

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Advertise with MYC!

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  • 1/11/2017 9:49:00 AM

Are you looking for a new advertising opportunity?  Then advertise with MYC!  We are currently taking ads for this often visited website.  Check out the ad form:

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2017 Membership and Boat Registration Forms!

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  • 1/11/2017 9:43:00 AM

2017 is shaping up to be a great year at MYC! Weekly club races, scheduled regattas, Wednesday Grill & Chills, Band Nights and parties are all part of our very busy sailing and social schedule this year.

Here are the 2017 MYC membership form and the boat registration form.  I hope to see you on the water and on Lighthouse Island!

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